Former Atlanta radio host dies at 44, family confirms

ATLANTA — A former Atlanta radio host has died at age 44, her family told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday night.

Kara Stockton co-hosted news/talk station 106.7 with Shannon Burke from 2016 to 2019.

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Atlanta-based Cumulus Media sold 106.7 in 2019, and Stockton moved to to become a producer for daily radio show “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” which airs on Sirius XM.

Family members told the AJC that Stockton had recently had her gallbladder removed and was having liver problems. She also had recently recovered from COVID-19, according to her Facebook page.


Stockton wrote about her health struggles in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.

“I’ve had to completely lose all sense of pride. I’m back in the hospital. I can’t sit up or down or walk on my own. They don’t think it’s any complication from the gallbladder surgery, but they’re not sure ... is going on. All I know is major pain, and I’m going to be here for a while. Prayers please!”

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Her brother, Rob Stockton, said she died in her sleep on Thursday.

Stockton grew up in Marietta and worked for Georgia Public Broadcasting and Fox 5 before joining 106.7 in 2014.

Earlier this month, Atlanta R&B radio legend Silas “SiMan Baby” died of pancreatic cancer. His cousin, Gary Mitchell, who was known as Mix Master Mitch, died of pancreatic cancer in December of 2021.